|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : jyo.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 3000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : pct.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 1200
flight time type : 800
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
airspace violation : entry
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Chart Or Publication|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I filed a flight plan with altoona FSS and got a standard WX brief along with the pertinent NOTAMS. I then departed bvi. When I had jyo in sight; I canceled IFR and switched to 122.975 per potomac's instructions. Later that day I filed a flight plan back to bfi and did it in the leesburg FSS. I was given the following clearance: cleared bvi via still intersection then as filed. Climb to 3000 ft. Departure frequency 125.05; squawk XXXX. As I was looking for still intersection on my low en route chart; I dialed in the squawk code and turned on my transponder. I could not find still intersection on my low en route chart and called clearance delivery for clarification. They told me it was straight out runway 35. I found still intersection on my approach plate; dialed in the proper radial from martinsburg and frederick; got a release and departed jyo. I was on edge because I could not find still intersection on the low en route. After about 10 mins I called 118.55 for verification that I had reached still intersection and wanted to proceed on course to hagerstown VOR. I was told to call 125.05 when able and they were 'looking for me.' during the early part of my flight; the squawk code was read to me and I believe I verified that I was squawking the correct number. They did not tell me that they could not see me. I called 125.05 and was told to call them 'when able.' within a few mins; I called them back and they gave me a phone number to call when on the ground. I believe they told me that they could not see me. I then turned the transponder off and back on immediately and I don't remember whether they confirmed they could see me. When I got on the ground and called; I was told that I was 'a primary target' and that I would be sent a package in 2-3 weeks. I'm not sure what the problem is; but I can tell you that I was somewhat on edge when not being able to locate still intersection on my government chart. After research; I did determine that still is called lucke on the chart and is the same location as the approach plate indicates is still intersection.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CONFUSED BY HIS IFR CLRNC; SINGLE PLT OF C182 VIOLATES DC ADIZ WITH A MALFUNCTIONING; IMPROPERLY OPERATED XPONDER.
Narrative: I FILED A FLT PLAN WITH ALTOONA FSS AND GOT A STANDARD WX BRIEF ALONG WITH THE PERTINENT NOTAMS. I THEN DEPARTED BVI. WHEN I HAD JYO IN SIGHT; I CANCELED IFR AND SWITCHED TO 122.975 PER POTOMAC'S INSTRUCTIONS. LATER THAT DAY I FILED A FLT PLAN BACK TO BFI AND DID IT IN THE LEESBURG FSS. I WAS GIVEN THE FOLLOWING CLRNC: CLRED BVI VIA STILL INTXN THEN AS FILED. CLB TO 3000 FT. DEP FREQ 125.05; SQUAWK XXXX. AS I WAS LOOKING FOR STILL INTXN ON MY LOW ENRTE CHART; I DIALED IN THE SQUAWK CODE AND TURNED ON MY XPONDER. I COULD NOT FIND STILL INTXN ON MY LOW ENRTE CHART AND CALLED CLRNC DELIVERY FOR CLARIFICATION. THEY TOLD ME IT WAS STRAIGHT OUT RWY 35. I FOUND STILL INTXN ON MY APCH PLATE; DIALED IN THE PROPER RADIAL FROM MARTINSBURG AND FREDERICK; GOT A RELEASE AND DEPARTED JYO. I WAS ON EDGE BECAUSE I COULD NOT FIND STILL INTXN ON THE LOW ENRTE. AFTER ABOUT 10 MINS I CALLED 118.55 FOR VERIFICATION THAT I HAD REACHED STILL INTXN AND WANTED TO PROCEED ON COURSE TO HAGERSTOWN VOR. I WAS TOLD TO CALL 125.05 WHEN ABLE AND THEY WERE 'LOOKING FOR ME.' DURING THE EARLY PART OF MY FLT; THE SQUAWK CODE WAS READ TO ME AND I BELIEVE I VERIFIED THAT I WAS SQUAWKING THE CORRECT NUMBER. THEY DID NOT TELL ME THAT THEY COULD NOT SEE ME. I CALLED 125.05 AND WAS TOLD TO CALL THEM 'WHEN ABLE.' WITHIN A FEW MINS; I CALLED THEM BACK AND THEY GAVE ME A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL WHEN ON THE GND. I BELIEVE THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY COULD NOT SEE ME. I THEN TURNED THE XPONDER OFF AND BACK ON IMMEDIATELY AND I DON'T REMEMBER WHETHER THEY CONFIRMED THEY COULD SEE ME. WHEN I GOT ON THE GND AND CALLED; I WAS TOLD THAT I WAS 'A PRIMARY TARGET' AND THAT I WOULD BE SENT A PACKAGE IN 2-3 WKS. I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE PROB IS; BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT I WAS SOMEWHAT ON EDGE WHEN NOT BEING ABLE TO LOCATE STILL INTXN ON MY GOV CHART. AFTER RESEARCH; I DID DETERMINE THAT STILL IS CALLED LUCKE ON THE CHART AND IS THE SAME LOCATION AS THE APCH PLATE INDICATES IS STILL INTXN.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.